World Equity Indexes Mostly Up; OPEC Meeting In Focus

World stock markets were mostly firmer in overnight trading, following the gains posted on Wall Street Friday. Focus early this week is on a two-day OPEC meeting. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward firmer openings when the New York day session begins.

Gold prices are weaker on some follow-through selling pressure from Friday's losses that came in the wake of an upbeat U.S. jobs report that favored U.S. monetary policy hawks who would rather see another Fed rate hike soon.

The U.S. dollar index rallied following the jobs report and closed at a bullish weekly high close Friday.

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